Loyaltybuild attack: 500,000 people may have had credit card details stolen
Thousands of people across Europe and, more specifically, in Northern Ireland have had their credit card and personal details stolen after a company which runs reward schemes was hacked.
Investigators have discovered that more than 376,000 people have had their details pilfered after Loyaltybuild's data centre in County Clare, Ireland was breached. It is believed that a further 150,000 potential client records may also have been compromised.
Of this figure some 70,000 or so were SuperValu customers and over 8000 were clients of AXA Leisure Break.
SuperValu is now contacting its customers to advise them that there is a "high risk" that an unauthorised third party has accessed details of cards used to pay for Getaway Breaks between January 2011 and February 2012.
The company said that the Getaway Breaks booking system has now been suspended until further notice. The company also emphasised that only data collected through Loyaltybuild was at risk and that other SuperValu customers would not be affected.